power of story

5 Public-Speaking Tips TED Gives Its Speakers

from Forbes.com “Presentation literacy” isn’t an option anymore, according to TED Talks curator Chris Anderson. “It’s a core skill for the 21st century.” Anderson calls presentation and public-speaking skills a “superpower” for those who want to express their ideas. TED talks, which are viewed more than 1 billion times a year, have become the gold standard of public speaking. In his new book, TED Talks, Anderson gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at some of the speakers...

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5 Spots Opened Up – Finding Story Workshop Oct 11, San Francisco

Speechless is excited to invite you to our Finding Story workshop this October 11th, 2016. It will be a four hour session that will introduce you to how Speechless can work for your organizational goals around storytelling. Come experience what one client said “…was honestly the most beneficial speech training workshop I have ever taken and the most fun, by far!” Space is limited to twenty attendees by invitation only. WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 11, 9am-1pm WHERE: 55 Hawthorne St., San Francisco — Make-a-Wish, Suite #800...

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24 hours of PowerPoint Improv Comedy, Sept 17-18, San Francisco

Our Speechless marathon starts this Saturday at HERE Collective!  The 24 hour event will be filled with improvised talks from Speechless’ favorite past presenters from the worlds of comedy and corporate America as well as special guests and audience volunteers. Tickets: http://goo.gl/dZ7gim  Questions: Chuck Kuglen 415.292.7587 Speechless Marathon. 24 Hours. 144 Presentations. No Sleep. Speechless, the hit comedy show that pokes fun at PowerPoint, is pulling an all nighter as the grand finale of the San Francisco...

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Stop Conflict At Work Now With The Power Of Story

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Sabina Nawaz Not getting along with a colleague at work? You’re not alone. From petty politics, to underhanded power moves, to shirking teammates, the office environment seems like a Petri dish designed to breed conflict. And conflict comes at a high cost: for employees, that cost is wasted time and unhappiness; for organizations, workplace conflicts cost hundreds of billions of dollars. A study of 5,000 employees in...

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